Low Moor Allotments Association

York, United Kingdom.

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Low Moor Allotments - a
    beautiful place to enjoy gardening.

Contact Details:

Simon Wild (Site Secretary)

Tel: 07876 393522 (please note that texts will NOT be received on this number)

Email: sammy.wild@live.co.uk

Penny Davies (Site Secretary)

Email: penny2davies@btinternet.com

Welcome to Low Moor Allotments Association's Web Site

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  • A friendly and active community
  • Excellent soil, fertile and easy to dig
  • Annual charges for 2014 are:
    Full plot £71.50
    Half plot £35.75
    Quarter Plot £17.75
  • Tools and equipment available to plot holders
  • Our shop offers cut-price seed onions, potatoes, green manure, etc. and other materials
    The shop opens from 12pm-1:45pm on Saturdays, 10am-12pm Sundays!
  • Experienced gardeners can give you advice and practical help
  • Regular Association meetings: you can get involved in running the site
  • Pumpkin and Best New Plot competitions every year

Yes, you can sell your excess produce if you wish! No, you don't have to grow vegetables!

Interested in taking a plot? Go to our Getting Started page to find out why we love allotment gardening, a site map, how to do it, and where to get help and advice and other useful information.

Latest News

April 2014

Skips - Alterations to dates

A green skip and a 'rubbish' skip will now be coming onto site on the 2nd May, and will be leaving on the 6th May.

March 2014

Silver River Productions, a TV company based in London. They are currently in production for a BBC2 primetime gardening show ‘The Big Allotment Challenge’, and are looking for contestants to feature in the series,1 those who have the skill and dedication and who could dig their way to victory and be crowned the winner of The Big Allotment Challenge. If you are interested in being a contestant then please see Here for more details.

January 2014

************Important Notice************

Work on the main path through the allotments will be starting at 08.00 am today (Friday 31st January) and tomorrow – starting with preparation work.  People from allotments will be able to get access to their allotments if they need to. Pedestrians and cycles will be diverted by the barracks.  On Monday (3rd February) there will be no access for anyone to the allotments while tarmac work is in progress.

The shop will be re-opening on the weekend of 8/9th February 2014.


August 2013

There are two events in York that might be of interest to allotment holders this month:

The Dig in Garden show takes place on the 31st August at Glen Gardens. There’s only a few week to go until the celebration of our community gardens and if you want to enter any of the competitions you will have to submit an entry form soon. More information can be found HERE

Also on the 31st August, York Unifying and Multicultural Initiative (YUMI) will create an international community show garden in Parliament Street as the centrepiece of a one day community street festival which will showcase the activities of the organisation.
Come along and help YUMI offer a welcome to people who have come to York from other cultures. See HERE for further details.

May 2013

May News:
The Petanque pitch is being revitalised, please consider helping with the process and using the pitch itself.  There are boules in the shop.

Over the winter to date there have been 40 (plus) new lettings, with more in the pipeline.  Extend a warm welcome to all these new neighbours!

There will be a pumpkin competition run this season, look to the shop and notice boards for details.  Other ideas and/or volunteers for running events should get in touch with the committee. 

15th September 2008

Welcome our new Site Secretary
Sue has now handed over to Simon Wild - the new Low Moor Allotments Site Secretary. He can be contacted on the email and number above. A big thank you to Sue for all that she's done for Low Moor and a warm welcome to Simon.

13th August 2008

Help needed on Sunday
Steve and Frank require assistance with the shop windows on Sunday 17 August from 8.30 am. Please come along if you can help.

11th August 2008

Wanted Two Site Secretaries
Do you have some time to spare? Could you help run the allotments? For more information call into the Shop for an information sheet. The Allotment Secretary’s Role is to:
  • maintain the waiting list
  • show prospective tenants around the site
  • keep an eye on the allotment site
  • alert the allotments officer to any problems
In Return the Secretary Recieves
  • their own plot rent free
  • a small annual honorarium
For more information or to volunteer contact City of York Allotment Officer, Judith Ward on (01904) 553399 or e-mail judith.ward@york.gov.uk

1st July 2008

Old shop gone, and site secretary away
  • The old store has been demolished and the surface of the car park levelled as best as possible until further works are carried out. The Association Committee request that when parking up your vehicles two lines be formed. The first parallel to the new shop frontage facing the building and leaving approximately 6 feet between the vehicle and the shop; the second parallel to this but on the other side of the car p ark ie at right angles to Kilburn Road. It is also asked that when parking up that you place the number of your plot on the dashboard should it for any reason such as delivery etc be necessary for you to move your vehicle.
  • Our Secretary, Sue Hughes is going on a well-reserved holiday between Thursday 3rd July and Monday 23rd July. She will not be contactable by telephone during that time, and e-mails will be dealt with on her return.

25th April 2008

Please see the Meetings page for a copy of our latest AGM minutes. Your kind assistance is once again required with the new shop project on Saturday 3 May 9.30 am to 12.30 to carry out the following tasks.
  • Clear the old shop of rubbish into the skip
  • Fit the window strips to the new shop
We also need an offer of someone to treat the new horizontal timbers and ends of new beams with green wood preservative prior to the morning of Saturday 3 May. If you are able to assist please either show up at the time above or let Frank (franksmith888@yahoo.com) or Angela (angelajohnson17@hotmail.com) know.

18th April 2008

WASTE SKIPS: 2nd - 6th May
Two general waste skips will be delivered on Friday 2 May and collected Tuesday 06 May. As we no longer receive compost on delivery of a green skip we wish to encourage plot holders to compost rather than skip any green waste. This not only keeps the cost of skip hire down, but more importantly puts back the goodness in the soil and avoids further corrosion of the top soil lost during removal of weeds. Therefore please do not put any green waste into the skips.

Please avoid overfilling the skips – check first before carrying your rubbish down to the car park. If the skips are already full don’t worry as there will be further skips throughout the year. On no account leave rubbish in the car park as it encourages further fly tipping.

If you are unsure of how to compost large amounts of green waste created by digging over a plot then ask for advice in the shop. However one of the easiest ways is to pile it up in a corner and cover it with black plastic (available in the shop), after about a year everything will have broken down and can be deposited back over the plot.

31st March 2008

Our latest newsletter is out - you can either download it (61kB PDF file), read it on a notice board on site or pick up a copy from the shop. An important date for your diary is 20th April 11am when we're having our allotment association's AGM outside the new shop. Please spread the word and come along.

24th February 2008

5ft fruit trees (£4.50) and fruit bushes (£2.50) are now in stock at the shop.

All the last and previous years' news items have been archived and can be found on the Archives page.

14th February 2008

Christine Robertson is a recent graduate (MSc Biodiversity and Conservation) interested in promoting wildlife on the Low Moor Allotments. She is eager to share and develop knowledge about the creatures who share our plots and in the coming year she hopes that our allotments can host some educational and informative events. To start this off, it would be very helpful if you could take a few moments to fill in and return the Wildlife Habitat Assessment Form (a 35kB Word document). This will enable Christine to get a better picture of the wildlife features present at Low Moor Allotments, and also provides you a space to express your interests in wildlife. Soon there will also be a Wildlife Recording Form for download, which you can use for recording the wildlife present at Low Moor. In between you can contribute information by emailing Christine directly at her address which can be found at the bottom of the Wildlife Habitat Assessment Form. Thanks for your help!

2nd February 2008

Volunteers spread planting material on the to-be-green shop roof which will, unfortunately, have to come off and be strenghthened.
Our new shop has opened for business. There's still plenty of work to be done but the shop is full of goodies for both budding and expericenced allotmenteers. The opening hours are Saturdays 12-2pm and Sundays 10am-12pm.

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